Do not miss these unmissable design exhibits that are happening in June:
Hide & Seek by Maarten Baas at Design Museum Ghent
18 May – 30 September; Design Museum Gent, Jan Breydelstraat 5, 9000 Ghent
The Belgian design museum presents the first major solo exhibition celebrating influential Dutch designer Maarten Baas.
The Strong Collection at Vitsœ, Leamington Spa
By appointment only; Old Warwick Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 3NT, United Kingdom
Vitsoe opened its elegant new HQ last year in Leamington Spa, a utopian work space that celebrates the brand’s progressive design past, merging it with its exciting future.
‘Osvaldo Borsani: Repertorio’ at Dimore Gallery, Milan
17th May – 30th June; DimoreGallery, Via Solferino, 11, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Following the array of tributes to modernist architect Osvaldo Borsani this year, Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci of Dimore Gallery have opened up their Milan space to display a host of furniture by the 20th-century visionary.
‘Martin Szekely: Construction’ at The Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design, Bordeaux
26 April – 16 September; Madd Bourdeaux, 39 Rue Bouffard, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Exhibited inside a newly converted former jail at the museum, ‘Construction’ presents 40 important pieces created between 1981 and 2018 by French designer Martin Szekely.
Poème Brut at Design Museum Gent
30 March -2 September; Design Museum Gent, Jan Breydelstraat 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Works by the likes of Max Lamb, Nendo, Ben Storms and Olivier van Herpt come together for Design Museum Ghent’s exploration of contemporary craft. Curated by Siegrid Demyttenaere and atelier lachaert dhanis, Poème Brut aims to showcase the eclectic selection of designers as alchemists and experimenters with unique materials.
‘Coded Nature’ by Studio Drift at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
25 April – 26 August; Stedelijk Museum Museumplein 10 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Amsterdam-based studio (made up of Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn) has its biggest stage yet with this inaugural solo show.
‘Night Fever: Designing Club Culture 1960-today’ at Vitra Design Museum, Basel
17 March – 9 September; Vitra Design Museum, Charles-Eames-Str. 2 D-79576 Weil am Rhein, Basel
The exhibition will take a chronological voyage through the glamour of these spaces and subcultures, via mediums including vintage photography, film, poster and even fashion.
‘Akari: Sculpture by Other Means’ at Noguchi Museum, New York
28 February 2018 – 27 January 2019; Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Queens, NY 11106
The Noguchi Museum is showing an exhibition dedicated to Isamu Noguchi’s modular, collapsible ‘Akari’ lanterns. Starting in 1951, Noguchi designed over 200 Akari models in his lifetime, as a way of marrying an ancient paper craft with electricity.